Caring for our community is truly a mitzvah and comes from the heart and your donation ensures that we all keep this mitzvah at the core of our values.  We’d be unable to help those in need without you!

Your donation:

  • Supports mental health and wellness through a full range of counselling and support services for children, individuals, couples and families, all in 13 languages,
  • Provides newcomers and their sponsoring groups/families support as we welcome, settle and integrate newcomers and refugees,
  • Offers direct support services for Ottawa’s Jewish community through the Tikvah program (direct financial assistance, Kosher Meals on Wheels, referrals to the Kosher Food Bank, counselling, holiday support) and Shalom Bayit (confidential support for Jewish women experiencing violence or abuse),
  • Decreases social isolation and increase quality of life for seniors in our community and
  • Offers resources, referrals and basic supplies to Ottawa’s downtown homeless population through the StreetSmarts program.

Last year alone, almost 25,000 people relied on JFS Ottawa services.  On behalf of our team, our Board and most importantly, everyone whose lives you’ve impacted through your donation, I want to thank you.

Sarah Caspi, Executive Director